Foothills of the Himalayas

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination : Delhi - Parwanoo - Dharamsala - Dalhousie - Amritsar - Paragpur - Chandigar - Delhi

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel . Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi - Parwanoo
On arrival at Delhi we drive to Parwanoo (approx. 6 hrs / 270 kms). Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to enjoy this quaint hill station.

Day 03 : Parwanoo - Dharamsala
After breakfast proceed to Dharamsala (approx 7-8 hrs/250 kms). -the land of the Lama, jewel of Kangra Valley . On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to take a walk down the mall.

Day 04 : Dharamsala
Dharamshala is split into 2 Upper and Lower Dharamshala. This morning we will visit Kotwali Bazaar in Lower Dharamshala, which is a narrow road with shops on both sides. Proceed to YOL camp where World War II Italian prisoners were kept, onwards to the war memorial, which commemorates the sacrifices of the Himachal War Heroes. Between the Upper & Lower Dharamshala is the school of Tibetan Culture Library. Later drive to Upper Dharamshala & Mcleod Ganj where one can shop for Tibetan carpets, Tangkhas etc . Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 05 : Dharamsala - Dalhousie
This morning after breakfast drive to Dalhousie (approx. 6 hrs/ 160 kms)- the quite Alpine Retreat- known for its toy town beauty that other Himalayan Resorts lack. On check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the town by taking a walking tour.

Day 06 : Dalhousie
Today we shall see what Dalhousie has to offer. The tour begins at the G.P.O chowk next to the Dalhousie club. Proceed to the Panjpullah water falls, Bakrota Hill where Rabindranath Tagore once lived. Nehru Tibha and lastly Kalatope an exquisitely beautiful natural spot to savour the spectacular sunsets.

Day 07 : Dalhousie - Amritsar
After an early breakfast drive to Amritsar (approx. 6 hrs/ 200 kms). On arrival check into the hotel. After a quick wash and change , we proceed for a city tour visiting The Golden Temple also known as Hari Mandir (Temple of the Lord) , by far the most important shrine of the Sikhs. Onwards to Shri Durgiana Temple- a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, Jallianwala Bagh- a memorial where 2000 victims all unarmed were massacred by the British. In the evening visit the Wagah Border- (India-Pakistan) where, if lucky you can see the change of guards ceremony too.

Day 08 : Amritsar - Paragpur - Amritsar
After breakfast drive to Pragpur the first World Heritage Site in India. The landscape is beautiful with a rich variety of flora, fauna, innumerable small monuments and a idyllic ambience for walks. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 09 : Amritsar - Chandigarh
Today we depart for Chandigarh (approx. 6 hrs/ 240 kms). On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and unwind.

Day 10 : Chandigarh - Delhi
Today after an early breakfast we proceed for the city tour visiting the Secretariat in Sector 1, which also houses other govt. buildings, including the High Court & the Tower of shadows , the hand of Unity- Nek Chand Rock Garden, whimsical and inspirational , this garden is the highlight of your visit to Chandigarh, Rose Garden- This large ornamental garden may be the biggest in Asia and contains at least 1500 varieties of roses. Thereafter we drive to Delhi (approx. 4-5 hrs/250 kms) to make your connections back home.